John Carradine quotes

  • My father was a film-maker. He always said he wanted to go like Humphrey Jennings, the legendary director who stepped backwards over a cliff while framing a better shot.

  • We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects. You can actually figure out before you work on something how much blood you will have to let emotionally.

  • I have a final word of advice to our students. If you work very, very hard, this is the kind of actor, writer and director you may turn out to be, and if you work extra hard, this is the kind of person you may turn out to be.

  • Actors aren't stupid, mostly, and if there's a sensibility and an aesthetic that a director's going for, if you're aware of that too, you can do things to help that.

  • A lot of directors prefer the solitude of the editing process, but I revel in the craziness of what a film set is.

  • You have seen me at my worst and at my weakest. Let me show you my best.

  • Let me say the good are often punished unfairly.

  • The Lord has been with me throughout my life. He's never let me down.

  • If I don't direct a movie at some point, I've failed personally.

  • Very rarely are we directing or cutting someone elses boards. We concept, direct, shoot, animate and edit almost everything that comes through here.